Development in Downtown Denver Continues Despite Office Vacancy Rates Hitting a Five-Year Record Low

The Downtown Denver Partnership released its annual report last week that annalizes the state of downtown. This year’s report suggests that downtown is moving forward after the significant impacts of the pandemic and highlights the exciting opportunities for growth and stabilization in the center city. Among the findings, the report …


Hampton Inn & Suites in Lafayette Sells for $12.5M

Hampton Inn & Suites Lafayette Medical Center, located at 317 Exempla Circle, in Lafayette, sold on July 25 for $12.5 million, which equates to $148,810 per unit. The upscale Hilton franchise hotel was constructed in 2018 and has 84 units. Demand generators include the adjacent 183-bed SCL Health Good Samaritan Medical Center …


Right Cream Now Scooping Ice Cream Out of For[a]ged at Dairy Block

For[a]ged is excited to be partnering with Right Cream to offer Denverites delicious and unique ice cream flavors this summer served from a to-go window facing Blake’s Passage in the Dairy Block Alley. Right Cream serves handcrafted ice cream paired with delicious homemade mix-ins, including cookies, toffees, brownies, caramels, sauces …


Historic Denver Union Station Celebrates 8th Anniversary of $54M Renovation

This month, the historic Denver Union Station is celebrating the 8th anniversary of its $54 million renovation. Widely recognized as the heart of downtown Denver, more than 10 million people visit the landmark station annually – both passing through the transit hub and visiting the award-winning Crawford Hotel, the 10 …


First Phase of CoorsTek Redevelopment Project Underway in Downtown Golden

The first phase of the large-scale mixed-use redevelopment of the CoorsTek manufacturing facility in downtown Golden began today. The new district, covering five city blocks, will be anchored by a new global headquarters for CoorsTek, Inc., and will account for approximately 1.25 million square feet of office, multifamily residential, placemaking retail, …


New Food Hall Featuring Award-Winning Chef Opens in Arvada

Further solidifying Metro Denver’s love affair with food halls, Freedom Street Social, a new 12,000-square-foot food hall, is now open at 15177 Candelas Parkway in Arvada. The new food-centric community gathering place is the brainchild of Nick and Amie Costanzo along with partners Cameron Cummins, Jeff Kaplan and Jon Morgan. Visitors can …


Travel + Leisure Names 5 Best Hotels in Denver

Travel + Leisure has put out its 2022 World’s Best Awards with a new category on the 5 Best Hotels in Denver. The 27th annual World’s Best Awards – published in the August print issue – highlights top travel destinations and companies in the U.S. and around the globe. Denver’s top hotels connect …


8-Story Hotel Planned for Prominent Empty Lot in LoDo

On June 24, The Nichols Partnership, a Denver-based real estate development company, and architecture firm Shears Adkins Rockmore filed concept plans for a newly constructed 8-story hotel at 1709 Blake St. in LoDo, as well as the re-use of the adjacent office building at 1725 Blake and single-family residence at 1702 Wazee. The 166,878-square-foot hotel will …


New Richard Sandoval Restaurant Launches at Westin Riverfront Resort

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley recently welcomed a brand new restaurant concept by internationally acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval and Richard Sandoval Hospitality – Stoke & Rye. Semple Brown Design was the interior designer & architect for the renovation. Ann Benson Reidy & Associates served as art consultant. …


Former Lowry Air Force Base to be Converted into New Golf Venue

A local group of investors, including veteran real estate developer Daren B. Schmidt, have acquired a former military building in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood for the development of The Hangar Club, a best-in-class indoor social golf venue that will feature industry-leading simulators, an interactive putting green, food and beverage, exquisite service, …